The 28-year-old originally joined the Hammers in January and was reunited with former Reds manager David Moyes in his search more frequent first-team football, having only featured three times for United in the first half of the campaign.

After scoring twice on his debut in a 3-1 win at Aston Villa less than a week later, Lingard kept his place for all 16 of the Hammers’ remaining Premier League games, scoring nine times and providing five assists as the club secured its highest Premier League finish in over two decades and a place in the group stage of the 2021/22 Europa League.

His impressive form while at the London Stadium also saw him earn a call-up to the England squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland where he made his first appearance for the Three Lions since the Nations League finals in the summer of 2019.

Having made his mark in that camp, and in the remaining weeks of the campaign upon his return to club football, the United Academy product was recently rewarded with a place in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man England squad for this summer’s European Championship.

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